OH - Starved Boys thriving in home of Aunt who found them, 2010

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by mimimama5, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. mimimama5

    mimimama5 One Crazy mama cowgirl

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    Auntie found 2 little babies in horrible condition and did what was right!

    "She took the boys, aged 2 and 3, by the hand. But they could barely put one foot in front of the other. Brown scooped them up, carried them to the backseat of her 1990 Park Avenue and drove to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She dialed the 696-KIDS child-abuse hotline along the way."
    Way to go!!! We read so many storied where relatives sit by and do nothing to help these little children. This woman was a true miracle for these precious little ones.

    Many many more details and video at the link,
    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/04/post_265.html
     
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  3. BOZGAL

    BOZGAL New Member

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    This story just warms my old heart.
    God Bless you Auntie and those precious children.



    jmho
     
  4. zinc

    zinc Member

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    Some people spend their time on this planet setting the highest example for the rest of us, and it sounds like auntie Dasheba Brown is one of them.

    It can't be financially easy to take on four little children all of a sudden. I wonder if there is a trust set up anywhere for the care of these kids that could accept donations?

    Edited to add: in addition to her own three kids too, it seems! How many gallons of milk a week is that? :eek:
     
  5. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    In Ohio, Auntie Dasheba will be eligible for federal adoption assistance funds for the boys through age 21. They will also receive a full medical card and respite care. If she chooses to keep them under a permanent foster care status or kinship care, she'll still be eligible for the funding.

    Doing the right thing is altruism and compassion. The federal government figured out thirty years ago, however, that altruism can wear thin, when the grocery bills and mortgage can't be paid. The law states that no special needs child who is adopted shall negatively impact the adoptive family. I'll see if I can get in tough with Ohio NACAC rep but I'm sure that the publicity has already brought her case to the attention of the appropriate advocates.

    Bless her. This is what the program was intended for--the allow people to follow their heart without worrying about their pocketbook. She's going to have her hands full enough!!
     
  6. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    To answer the question on the milk, when we had our highest number of children at home--11--our monthly grocery bills were between $1200-1800 not including milk. We bought 2 gallons a day for years. This would have been in the mid-90s to just a few years ago. Just the purchasing of the groceries was an all day affair.

    Nothing excites me more, these days, than seeing a quart of milk. It looks like something exotic!! We did have quite a ride though. It was NEVER boring. And our dinner table was never a dull place!! Life at the Brown house will never be the same.
     
  7. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Wow. Bless this lady. The world could use a thousand more of her. This story literally brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for posting!
     
  8. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I needed a story like this so much. It is such a wonderful feeling to see how their Aunt jumped in and rescued them. I'm so thankful that they were saved and are having a good life now. What a wonderful, wonderful woman. The world definitely needs more like her.
     
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    not_my_kids New Member

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    This was just what I needed. Proof that there are still good people in the world.

    I hope this woman (and the kids) receive every possible earthly blessing and many more after that.
     
  10. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    Thank you =) Brightened my day and heart
     
  11. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    I'm so grateful for this one. now I need another 5 of these for every post of the other kind :(
     
  12. mimimama5

    mimimama5 One Crazy mama cowgirl

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    I thought about posting this in news that makes you smile, beacuse it sure did, but I thought I would post here, so the loyal readers of this thread would breathe a sigh of relief. I was happy to have found this one, and I do hope this Aunt gets all the help she will need with her large flock. MissIz, I don't know how you managed 11 children at one time, I'd say bless you, but its clear youve been blessed! "It takes a village to raise a child"
     
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    kbl8201 Former Member

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    finally some good news :)
     
  14. miimaa

    miimaa New Member

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    The bio parents should have to repay the county for the boys support and NEVER have the children returned. The bio mother should be forced to use birth control.
     
  15. Recovering-Lurker

    Recovering-Lurker I'm Back and on My Best Behavior

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    I want to hug her so badly!!!


    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/04/post_265.html

    As for what I'd like to do with the "mother" and her boyfriend... I don't want to get a time out, so I won't say.
     
  16. Missizzy

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    ITA, but sadly that's not going to happen. When you look at our special needs adopted children, most were born to mothers who were prostituting to earn drug money. In several cases the mothers had 5-9 children. Many of our children's siblings are scattered and have never met one another. Sadly, several died of severe health problems. There were also a large number of abortions and miscarriages for each mom.

    How I wish B/C could be court ordered (it is occasionally) but it is a slippery slope. If we allow B/C for drug using or neglectful mothers, what is to prevent it from being ordered for those who are older parents or who have a health issue due to the possibility of birth defects? I still love the idea of allowing free access to moms who are open to the idea of B/C or sterilization. As it stands, that's not the case. People are never going to stop having sex and B/C and/or sterilization costs money.

    And to set the record straight, we have 14 children. Eleven is just the largest number we ever had living at home at one time. I carry the badge of courage of having lived (barely) through years of 9 teens under one roof. All that and I can still type.
     
  17. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Contrary to what its director said Friday, the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services knew about a judge's order barring Phineas Scovil from having contact with one of her sons, records show.

    Scovil, 25, of Cleveland, is jailed on charges accusing her of starving two of her children. County workers reunited her with the children last summer despite a judge's order that she have no unsupervised visits.

    much more at link

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/county_agency_knew_about_order.html
     
  18. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    Oh, what a hero! Thank you, auntie, for putting those two babies first!
     
  19. fhc

    fhc New Member

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    Mrs. Brown said

    "It's your job as a parent to take care of your babies," she said. "If you can't take care of your kids, why not let someone else love them like they're supposed to be loved."

    Amen
     
  20. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    I agree with you on court-ordered birth control.

    However, thanks to Title 10 clinics, birth control is available for free, or reduced cost, for low-income folks. I am majorly under-employed these days, and have no health insurance, and *wow* am I grateful that I can stay on birth control right now, thanks to my local Planned Parenthood clinic!

    To be a bit more on-topic on this thread--way to go, Auntie. It must have been difficult to confront your own sibling like that! Makes me glad (yet again) that my sis is such a good mom!
     
  21. miimaa

    miimaa New Member

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    What really makes me angry is that when a relative calls social services to report a problem nothing is done. I have called them myself because I was concerned about my grandson. His mother has a live-in boyfriend that didn't work, used and sold drugs and was mean to the kids. Social services told me that the kids had to have a bruise and say it was caused by the boyfriend before they would do anything. The school has had social services come and talk to my grandson and his half-brother... yet social services has deemed nothing wrong. My son never married the mother and he has been told he has NO RIGHTS. How ridiculous is that? He must pay child support or face jail time yet they tell him he has no rights where the child is concerned. I hate social services! The system should be gutted and re-built from the ground up.
     

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